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by Robert DiNapoli

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March 1, 2024
New Book of Poems Forthcoming

The release of my next book of poetry, Museum, should be taking place some time during the next few months. Here is a small excerpt: And here is the final draft of the front and back cover art by Jon DiNapoli. You can see more of Jon's work at

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February 17, 2023
Eureka St. Poems

Three recent poems of mine have recently been posted on Eureka Street:

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June 17, 2022
The Launch of The Gnostic Hotel

On Tuesday, 28 June (6.45 for 7pm AEST), we will be conducting a Zoom launch of The Gnostic Hotel, my second book of poetry. If you would like to be included in the invite, please contact me at

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December 22, 2021
Welcome to The Gnostic Hotel

Now officially published, the hardcover edition is available on Amazon books, to be joined by other online sellers in due course (ISBN 9780648083870). If you happen to be in Melbourne in February 2022, we're planning a launch at Readings in Carlton, where I'll be reading and discussing selections, introduced by the poet Richard Wrigley. Details […]

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November 12, 2021
We've Got The Gnostic Hotel Covered

At long last, my next book of poetry, The Gnostic Hotel, is nearing publication by Littlefox Press, we hope before the end of this year, with a post-lockdown launch to follow, barring, erm, events. Here's hoping! In the meantime, my son Jon's luminous cover design has me gaping.

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October 9, 2021
My 3CR Spoken Word Interview, pt. 2

The concluding half of my chat with Di Cousens about the curious world of Old English wisdom poetry.

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October 5, 2021
The Gnostic Hotel Will Soon Open for Business

How soon? With any luck before the year's out, but maybe only just. My editor and I need a good sit-down over the ms., but who knows how soon that will be able to happen, given recent Covid numbers in Melbourne and the likelihood that our lockdown will continue for some time yet. But my […]

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August 3, 2021
Me on 3CR Melbourne Community Radio

The first part of my interview with Di Cousens.

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July 30, 2021
A Far Light

A few fresh copies on order. A little on the pricey side for my taste, but that's the nature of niche academic publishing. Contact me if you're interested.

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July 29, 2021
The Gnostic Hotel

My next book of poems, The Gnostic Hotel, will be published by Littlefox Press, with any luck before the end of this year. Here is a quick excerpt and the full text of the introduction. The Errant Knight It’s in the name: all wanderers will stray, the errant knight commits his share of bads— it’s […]

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